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Updated: Jun 11

The Main Uses of the Oil today; and it is Biblical

Yesterday, you read about the “Purpose of the Anointing Oil” from the Old Testament. Today, I am sharing from the Gospels and the New Testament uses of the Anointing Oil. As you read, determine for yourself what the anointing oil means when the Word of God is rightly divided. Below are the scriptures pertaining to the usage of the anointing oil.

Mark 6:13 - And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. 

Hebrews 1:9Psalm 45:7 - You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions. This means Jesus had the Spirit without measure (unlimited)- For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure (John 3:34), and we don’t.

Matthew 6:17 - But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face; -Jesus said, “Don’t look like you’re fasting.” Fix yourself up everyday; wash your face and comb your hair. They purposefully looked like they were fasting, they wanted to be seen.

1 John 2:20 - But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things. This means we are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in the children of God, and that happened after Christ was raised from the dead. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). 

Now that you have read the scriptures, how much is relevant for the church today when it comes using the anointing oil?

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven (James 5:15-16). The elders’ faith made them whole.

The elders are the five-fold ministry, and they are the leaders whose faith should be stronger (Ephesians 4:11-16). Why is James referring to elders; any saint can pray for another saint but means if the person has an escalating sickness and did not get better with the prayers of the saints.

Jesus, the Elder; Chief Cornerstone (1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20), was the disciples’ leader, and when they were not able to do certain things, they would ask Jesus – Why was their faith not strengthened? Because they focused more on spiritual things more than the natural.

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting (Matthew 17:19-21).

 A woman who was a follower lived in the city of Joppa. Her name was Tabitha, or Dorcas. She did many good things and many acts of kindness. One day she became sick and died…… When Peter came, they took him to the room. All the women whose husbands had died were standing around crying. They were showing the clothes Dorcas had made while she was with them.

Peter made them all leave the room. Then he got down on his knees and prayed. He turned to her body and said, “Tabitha, get up!” She opened her eyes and looked at Peter and sat up. He took her by the hand and lifted her up.

Then he called in the faithful followers and the women whose husbands had died. He gave her to them, a living person. News of this went through all Joppa. Many people put their trust in the Lord (Acts 9:36-42). Peter was an apostle, a five fold ministry elder.

This is the Word of God; now how are you going to handle His precious Word? Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). We are required to study for ourselves; not to take what someone else says for gospel.

Betty A. Burnett ~

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